Pristine Image International and Owner/Operator Yolanda Davis are certified as an MWBE. What does that mean? Is means that the company has been officially registered with the U.S. Government as a Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprise. Women are the new entrepreneurs and the percentage of new businesses that are owned by women, minorities or minority women is staggering. Consider these facts:
- Women-owned businesses contribute significantly to the U.S. economy. In 2007, 7.8 million firms were owned by women, accounting for almost 30% of all non-farm, privately-held U.S. firms.
- Women-owned firms had sales/receipts of $1.2 trillion and those with paid employees had 7.6 million workers.
- The number of women-owned businesses has grown over time. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 44%, twice as fast as men-owned firms, and they added roughly 500,000 jobs while other privately-held firms lost jobs.
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